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Yet another word of the year poll

This time c/o dictionary.com. And truthiness wins out there too.

And the full results:

1) truthiness
2) Lincolnish
3) Wikiality
4) it-getter
5) grinchitude
6) factinista
7) superstantial
8) love
9) sex
10) defenestrate

Lincolnish? Presumbaly nothing to do with either the towns or the car. As God is my witness, I will not be using either 'factinista' or 'superstantial' after this post. ‘Defenestrate’ has long been a favourite, but opportunities are limited. The Defenestration of Prague is one of the all time great names for an event, along with the Diet of Worms.


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Blogger Newmania said... 1:55 pm

C doesn`t defenestrate mean to throw away "out of the window" ..or something .As in Posh Glasgow

Picky Windy yur gettin defenestrated  

Blogger Newmania said... 1:56 pm

The fact that LOve appears above sex tell you all you need to know abou the compromised Surveying techniques employed  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:18 pm

Truthiness is my favourite word of the moment because it so exactly describes ever word out of Tony Blair's lying mouth.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:23 pm

Found a mistake in the Oxford:

n. a type of hip-hop or rap music characterized by repeated shouted catchphrases and elements typical of electronic dance music, such as prominent bass.
adj. US, chiefly black slang (of a person) very excited or full of energy.
– origin 1990s: perh. an alt. past part. of crank1 or a blend of crazy and drunk.

I think they mean combination of crap and junk.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:13 pm

My favourite word is 'grandiloquent', for what it's worth. 'Auspicious' comes a close second. None of the words on the list are anywhere near my top ten. Rubbish words.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:23 pm

mr bell you are wrong
"crunk" means to be cranked up
ie on chrystal meth (crank)
another great invention from our nazi friends  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:10 pm

I frequently work '...on crystal meth' into my more overblown metaphors, as in 'if you will insist on behaving like a poor man's Alan Milburn on crystal meth' etc etc....  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:28 pm

I see that Abdul Bari from highly evolved country of Bangladesh and currently on the British public teat as the head of the spurious muslim council has compared Britain to Nazi Germany. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/17/nislam17.xmled

Who pays the arsehole's salary in his made-up job in his made-up organisation? The indigenous British Nazis perchance? How can we get rid of this guy? I'd like to start a campaign to get all these islamofascist quangoes closed down.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:10 pm

'if you will insist on behaving like a poor man's Alan Milburn on crystal meth'

the sort of thing you say to old Ma Croydonian over Christmas lunch?
"Mother if you will insist on beha.............."  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:15 pm

Ma C is a blameless woman, and I am reasonably dutiful son, so I am always polite and respectful in her presence. (Hi Mum). She also hails from the NW, as you might recall.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:31 pm

wasnt disrescting ma C just pulling your leg

talking of the NW
just considering whether or not to brave the freezing fog on the m1/m6  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:35 pm

PH - Yup, I know.

Doesn't sound like much fun, does it?  

Blogger Newmania said... 10:27 pm

"inchoate rage" dosen`t get said enough. It is nicely comntemptuous with a suggestion of the semi bestial thrown in  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:09 am

Good to see that I am not the only Croydon resident familiar with the works of Stephen Jay Gould. "The Diet of Worms and the defenestration of Prague" is a tonking good read for those who like to combine evolutionary biology with theology and politics.
On second thoughts I doubt whether a third person in Croydon has read it.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 11:30 pm

Crunk has NOTHING to do with Crystal Meth, better known on the streets as "ice". Crunk comes from my generation, sadly enough, so I can assure you it most likely means drunk when it is used. Also, I am a criminal justice student, and have seen the meth world first-hand in my personal life, and I can assure you one has nothing to do with the other...crunk and meth that is.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 11:32 pm

Also, Newmania, the fact that love appears above sex does not mean that the survey was compromised. What it shows is that humans have the ultimate need to feel loved, before sex or physical fulfillment. Maybe your comment leads us to believe that you think of sex more often then love. Hmmmm...what does that say about YOU? :)  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 11:36 pm

Crunk--- drunk crazy wasted high alcohol hammered fucked up party smashed cool trashed crunked krunk tight stoned weed drinking intoxicated rap stupid shitfaced beer crunk juice inebriated tanked booze faded plastered blazed dirty south shit-faced tipsy drink sloshed fun wild buzzed dumb fucked gangsta gone sex sober vodka blitzed excited music sick  

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